Town of Garland, North Carolina
"Greatness Grows in Garland"
Post Office Box 207 190 South Church Avenue Garland, North Carolina 28441 (910) 529-4141
FAX: (910) 529-1393
Commissioner Winifred Hill Murphy (elected in November 2011) was appointed Mayor for the Town of Garland on February 2, 2012. Mayor Murphy was elected Mayor in November 2013 and will serve a four-year term. Mayor Murphy is the first female and first African American mayor to be appointed and elected for the Town of Garland.
The town is governed by a mayor-council form of government. Elected officials consist of the mayor and five commissioners or council members. When elected, officials serve a four-year term. Present elected and appointed officials are:
Mayor Winifred Hill Murphy 2017 (Elected November 2013)
Mayor Pro-Tem Haywood Johnson 2017 (Elected November 2013)
Commissioner S. J. Smith 2017 (Elected November 2013)
Commissioner Carolyn Y. Melvin 2017 (Elected November 2013)
Commissioner Ralph Smith 2019 (Appointed September 2017)
Commissioner Lee Carberry 2019 (Appointed July 2017)
For a list of committees and the Commissioner(s) who chair them, click here
For a description of Commissioner Responsibilities, click here
Board Attorney: Michael Porter